Description: What makes something good or bad? Or wrong and right? Should personal happiness suffer, or be sought???
Beyond Good & Evil -------------------------------------------
I have no doubt I am in war
An inner turmoil I've fought before
Never winning, no end in sight
Just a constant struggle I've always bore
This battle begins with wrong and right
Resisiting temptations to win the fight
But what defines a saint from a sinner,
If the saint's held in darkness and the sinner in light?
Could there honestly only be one winner?
No hope for the lowly, not even a glimmer?
I'm being pulled in two, from what I can tell
And the damage is only wearing me thinner
It's either good or it's bad, to obey or rebel
It's either going to heaven or burning in hell
My conscience is confused by internal conversations
As an angel gives caution, while a demon quells
This is the moment that sparks realization
To side with the angel and be granted salvation
To end this crusade is what I desire
Before I fall into the demon's eternal damnation
But it is not as simple as choosing ice over fire
Because bad can be good, as is the truth from a liar
To act on our impulse is only the norm
And it is that mentality that makes my condition so dire...
I like this and it's message. The wording is a little rough in some places but I suspect you know that as you go over it again and again along with the thoughts conveyed. It's the human condition, the balance scale which presented itself even in ancient Egyptian concept of Maat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maat
Admittedly such a concept is complex in nature as it realizes that all of us will wander from profanity to piety even through the course of a day, or perhaps from minute to minute for some of us. But where will this balance out in the cosmic judgement scheme of things? The answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowin%27_in_the_Wind
Actually this "what's good or bad" question is also being used in my currently being written poem which keeps getting longer and longer. Very complex question, yes indeed.